Tom Brady may be 45 years old, but the old dog is still learning some new tricks. Late in the first quarter of Monday night’s Wild Card contest against the Dallas Cowboys, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback did his best Patrick Mahomes impression when he scrambled before connecting with Chris Godwin on a shovel pass.
The impromptu completion to convert a third down and four in the red zone and extended the drive as Tampa Bay was looking to retake the lead after falling in an early 6-0 hole against Dallas. And there’s no denying Brady was able to get that first down in style.
45 years old and playing like Patrick Mahomes youtube videos at .75 speed pic.twitter.com/7lPYr9gzQT
— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) January 17, 2023
Brady — who is looking for his 36th career playoff win — and the Bucs were home underdogs on Monday night after making the postseason at 8-9 by virtue of an NFC South title. Unfortunately for Tampa Bay, that drive came to an end as Brady threw a red-zone interception, his first since joining the team in 2020 and just his seventh in a postseason game.
Tom Brady’s first redzone interception since 2019 😬 pic.twitter.com/uhMggRPWLz
— PFF (@PFF) January 17, 2023
Regardless of the mistake that ended the drive, NFL fans couldn’t believe what they saw from Brady on the third-down play.
Brady going full Mahomes? In this economy?
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) January 17, 2023
Brady digging in his Mahomes bag of tricks
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) January 17, 2023
Tom Brady in the huddle after executing that Mahomes-like flip. pic.twitter.com/53JImG71TY
— Danny Davis (@_dannydavis) January 17, 2023
Mahomes after that Brady pass pic.twitter.com/GljfJPaUzq
— Hudi Productions (@hudsononeill15) January 17, 2023
Brady been watching Mahomes?
— Mick Shaffer (@mickshaffer) January 17, 2023
tom “patrick mahomes” brady pic.twitter.com/8WafIhpDT0
— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 17, 2023